Fri. May 24th, 2024


4 Dead In Firing At Punjab Military Station, Search Ops On

The police said all four gates of the cantonment have been shut.

Bathinda (Punjab):

Four deaths have been reported in an incident of firing inside Bathinda Military Station in Punjab early this morning. The area has been cordoned off and quick response teams are conducting a search, the Army’s South Western Command said in a statement.

“Firing incident reported in the early hours of the morning around 0435h inside Bathinda Military Station. Station Quick Reaction Teams were activated. Area was cordoned off and sealed. Search operations, are in progress. Four Fatal casualties reported. Further details being ascertained,” the Army statement said.

According to sources, the firing took place inside the officers’ mess and all four dead were from the 80 Medium regiment.

Bathinda’s Senior Superintendent Of Police GS Khurana told NDTV that a police team is waiting outside the military station and that the Army has not cleared their entry yet. However, he said it did not appear to be a terror attack and that it could be an “internal matter”.

The police said all four gates of the cantonment have been shut. 


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